Local updates

An 80-year-old man from the southeastern part of Cattaraugus County became the county’s eighth confirmed COVID-19 case. The county’s first case was reported one week ago.

GOWANDA — With the current situation related to COVID-19 and social distancing, the Gowanda's Cottontail Express train rides, planned by the NY&LE Railroad, have been derailed.

Should residents of Allegany and Cattaraugus counties be concerned over reports that Buffalo-area residents are flocking to Southern Tier hunting camps to get away from the growing number of novel coronavirus cases there?

SALAMANCA — In order to keep as many people in the community as safe and healthy as possible while continuing to provide essential services, Cattaraugus Community Action is limiting its access to programming at its main facility at 25 Jefferson St.

Temporary tents were placed outside the emergency departments at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center on Tuesday.

LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is taking donations of handmade masks that can be distributed to healthcare workers and community members in need.

OLEAN — A sixth Cattaraugus County resident has tested positive for coronavirus, county health department officials said Tuesday.

ELLICOTTVILLE — As with most schools in this country, COVID-19 has brought on a different kind of challenge for faculty and staff at Ellicottville Central School (ECS) to educate their students.

SALAMANCA — One week after the Salamanca Municipal Building closed its doors to the public and went to minimal in-office staff, Mayor Michael Smith says the city is still in good shape.

The number of Cattaraugus County residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased to five over the weekend.

National Updates

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